Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bathroom mat fries

I show Z the waffle-cut potatoes I had prepared before baking. She said, “looks like bathroom mat”. Which, of course, they did. Advertisements

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Z spice of life

So I had some russet potatoes and I was thinking, I’d make some cottage fries. It would be easy. Chef John will guide me: But I thought… maybe I could do waffle fries, since I have this new wavy cut … Continue reading

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People who live in shoe boxes shouldn’t…

[Jan 2018 note: I started writing this in Dec of 2014, just after Z was born, and we had moved into our little shoebox apartment, and we were learning to deal with living in a small space. I think all … Continue reading

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Gourmet Coffee and the purpose of life

So in the news was the story of “Astronaut Coffee”. Go Google it. I’m sure you can still find reference to it. In case you can’t (or are too lazy to Google), it’s about this New York Cafe owner who … Continue reading

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No Home for Old Men

Or dead men. I bought my flat when I was 36. The flat then was already 30 years old. As it is a HDB flat, it was on a 99-year lease. By the time the 99-year lease expires, I would … Continue reading

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Names

Z’s in N2 this year, and the teacher asked the parents for the meaning of the child’s name. And we forgot. So this was what I sent after the deadline: “Zoe” means “life”. The other day, someone referred to me … Continue reading

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Plans for Tasmania

Fall colours in the Cradle Mountains of Tasmania should be gorgeous. There are no direct flights to Hobart from SG. Most have a stopover – either Melbourne or Sydney. So why not spend a few days in Sydney? Or Melbourne? … Continue reading

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